Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Distinguished Jewish-Christian relations scholar to speak at UNCG

Amy-Jill Levine, a distinguished scholar of Jewish-Christian relations, will deliver her lecture “Jesus’ Parables as Jewish Stories” on Wednesday, April 20, at UNCG.

Levine is currently a professor at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, and she received her master’s and doctoral degrees at Duke University. She has published numerous books including “The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus,” “The Historical Jesus in Context” and “Feminist Companions to the New Testament.”

Hosted by the UNCG Jewish studies program in partnership with the Religious Studies Department, Levine’s lecture is part of the Henry Samuel Levinson Lecture.

Levine’s lecture will be held in the Elliott University Center auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on April 20. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Religious Studies at 334-5762 or email Ellen Haskell at

April 19, 2016 by Campus Weekly Staff

New Questions for Old Jazz Histories

The talk “Jazz and Ecomusicology: New Questions for Old Jazz Histories” will be presented by Dr. William Bares, UNC Asheville, Thursday, April 21, 5 p.m., UNCG Music Building 217.

This talk will bring established understandings of jazz history as an unruly, macho, heroic, American and urban soloist’s art into dialog with the budding field of ecomusicology.

Dr. Bares holds a BA from Amherst College, a M.M. in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami, and a PhD in ethnomusicology from Harvard University, where he studied with Ingrid Monson, the Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. In addition to his university teaching career, Bares spent ten years performing and researching jazz in Europe, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Democratic National Committee and for Representative Jane Harman (D-CA).

The event is sponsored by the UNCG Department of Music Studies and the UNCG Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program.

Open to the public.

April 19, 2016 by Campus Weekly Staff

Monday, April 4, 2016

Matthew Blake presentation in Jackson Library

Mr. Matthew Blake, librarian for the Jamaica Tourist Board concluded a week-long visit to the UNCG University Libraries on Friday 1 April 2016 with a talk on the role of libraries in promoting Jamaican tourism.

Mr.Blake has been a librarian at the Jamaica Tourist Board since 2002 and worked extensively with the Jamaica Tourist Board’s 60th Anniversary Historical Exhibition and Celebration.  He is an adjunct lecturer for the University of the West Indies Department of Library and Information Studies, focusing on Information Architecture: Web Access and Usability and Management of Library and Information Units.  He is a past chair of the Special Libraries Section of the Library and Information Association of Jamaica and serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the National Library of Jamaica.

Mr. Blake's presentation, entitled Information and Resources Units, focused on this history of tourism in Jamaica, and on the contributions of not just the Jamaica Tourist Board library but also the National Library of Jamaica and the Jamaica Libraries and Information Network to the development of the tourism industry, which contributes $288 billion to the Jamaican economy, provides 90,000 jobs (plus an additional 100,0000 jobs indirectly), and resulted in over three million visitors in 2013.

During his week in North Carolina, Mr. Blake consulted with several departments in the UNCG University Libraries and visited the Hunt Library at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He also met with the North Carolina Special Libraries Association and participated in the residency recognition program for Orolando Duffus, the diversity resident librarian at UNCG.

Friday, April 1, 2016

UNCG Single Occupancy Restrooms

From the UNCG Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion:

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to being an inclusive community that embraces and supports the diverse needs of our faculty, staff, students and visitors. As part of our ongoing evaluation of restroom spaces - and with a core belief that everyone in our community should have ready access to them - we have been working on identifying and designating certain restrooms as single occupancy. These particular restroom spaces are open to all genders and well-suited for individuals needing additional privacy. People of all gender identities and expressions, abilities and medical needs are welcomed to use these spaces. These spaces are available for use immediately. Clear signage will be in place shortly. Thank you for helping the University to maintain these facilities as safe and inclusive spaces for our campus community.

Locations will be reviewed and adjustments made on a yearly basis to ensure the list is up to date. The University is committed to adding single occupancy restroom spaces in all new construction and major renovations of our existing facilities. The most current information may be found here.

An Evening with the Creative Class

Duane Cyrus presents An Evening with the Creative Class April 6, 2016 at 7pm in Studio 322 in the Coleman Building, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

An Evening with the Creative Class is a series of presentations on the arts with a panel of local and guest artists sharing their talent in an extraordinary evening of community, networking, and discussion!  The event will take place on the campus of UNCG, located at 1408 Walker Avenue; Greensboro, NC in the Dance Department, Coleman Building Studio 322. The theme of this first creativity in the arts series is, “Black Bodies: Representation, Gender, Sexuality.”

An Evening with the Creative Class is a unique opportunity for audiences to experience and learn more about the talented people that help drive the artistic and creative sector of North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region. In an informal setting, audiences will gain exposure to and learn about a range of creative processes. There will be an excerpt of Duane Cyrus’ work "Chronicle of the Masked Faggot"; display of works by choreographer Amelia Byrd, visual artist Joseph Johnson, and film maker Jonathan Garris. Additional artists may be announced.

Audience members will learn about the artists who are exploring the evening’s theme with their work. The innovative evening will feature performances, casual conversation, and a moderated panel discussion.  The event will be moderated by a guest presenter with at least three featured artists and scholars from different backgrounds sharing their work. Audience members are encouraged to experience, ask questions and participate! Come meet the people that make our region so vibrant!

This event is open to the general public,  aspiring artists, interested art patrons, professional artists, working artists, and anyone wanting a backstage pass to how art is created.

The event is free and open to the public

An Evening with the Creative Class is developed by Duane Cyrus, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and reflects a commitment to bringing high quality and unique cultural experiences to the Triad region since 2006.

For more information contact:   Duane Cyrus: